Strasbourg Notre Dame Cathedral

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Strasbourg’s Notre Dame Cathedral is a medieval masterpiece. It’s easy to find since its 15th-century pink sandstone tower is 463 feet high and visible from most parts of the city. It took more than 300 years to build, and it was the tallest structure in the world at that time.

You will agree with Victor Hugo that the Gothic church is a “gigantic and delicate marvel,” well worth a visit.

Be prepared to wait in line to climb the tower stairs, and expect a crowd in front of the astronomical clock at midday, when the 16th-century timepiece puts on the Parade of the Apostles. ($)

Inside, don’t miss:

  • 12th-14th century stained glass windows
  • 17th-century tapestries
  • St. Pancrace’s altar, built in 1522

Outside, notice:

  • the unusual single tower (cathedrals customarily have two)
  • the lace-like rose window
  • medieval sculptures, Death of the Virgin and the Coronation, on the south side.


At A Glance

12 Place de la Cathedrale
Strasbourg Alsace 67000
33 3 88 21 43 34
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